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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
Alexandria to issue $9.8 million in bonds for energy projects, streets, refinancing
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
Up to the challenge
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
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Ruth Augusta Wenner
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
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Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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On The Street
June 15, 2016
Klobuchar tours Alexandria Industries
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured Alexandria Industries with Al Sholts, COO. During her May 28 visit, Klobuchar learned more about the company’s...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Legislation to combat prescription drug abuse passes Senate
A bipartisan bill to help combat prescription drug abuse, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), recently passed the Senate. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, introduced the bill with Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI; Rob Portman, R-OH; and Kelly Ayotte, R-NH. CARA would:...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 2, 2015
Senator Klobuchar gets glimpse of new high school
When U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar heard that Alexandria voters approved a referendum during an economic downturn to build a new high school, she...
April 2, 2015 - 9:17am
February 25, 2015
Sex trafficking case cited in federal hearing (w/video)
A sex trafficking case that allegedly involved an incident in Alexandria was cited in a hearing on Capitol Hill this week. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, introduced a bipartisan bill to crack down on sex traffickers....
February 25, 2015 - 10:15am
August 3, 2013
Klobuchar wants to reduce risk of cyber attacks to infrastructure
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced this week that her amendments to help strengthen cybersecurity passed the Senate Commerce Committee as part of the bipartisan Cybersecurity Act of 2013. One amendment adds institutions of higher education to the National Cybersecurity Awareness...
August 3, 2013 - 9:54am
July 28, 2013
Legislation cracks down on fraud targeted at seniors
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, recently introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors. The Seniors Fraud Protection Act would help fight scams designed to strip seniors of their assets by helping seniors, their...
News / senior
July 28, 2013 - 12:34pm
July 25, 2013
Klobuchar holds hearing to address aging transportation infrastructure
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, vice chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, held a hearing Wednesday on addressing America's infrastructure challenges. The hearing focused on policies to strengthen the country's aging infrastructure while boosting the economy...
July 25, 2013 - 8:04am
July 4, 2013
Klobuchar issues statement on Independence Day
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, released the following statement in commemoration of Independence Day on July 4th: "Today, Americans across the country come together to celebrate our nation's Independence Day, when our founding fathers created a blueprint for a new way...
July 4, 2013 - 7:00am
June 23, 2013
TV cameras in Supreme Court?
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has co-sponsored legislation that would allow television cameras in the Supreme Court and help increase transparency and public access to Supreme Court proceedings. The bill, authored by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), would require television coverage of all...
June 23, 2013 - 2:49pm
June 15, 2013
Legislation cracks down on cell phone 'cramming'
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar cosponsored legislation this week to crack down on landline and cell phone "cramming," which is when third parties place unauthorized, misleading, or deceptive charges on phone bills. The Fair Telephone Billing Act of 2013, introduced by Senator John D....
June 15, 2013 - 11:18am
June 13, 2013
Bill cracking down on metal theft clears hurdle
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today announced that their bipartisan bill to crack down on the rise in metal theft passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. Metal theft...
June 13, 2013 - 10:38am
May 19, 2013
Klobuchar says more women are needed in manufacturing industry
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), vice chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), recently released a new report examining the role of women in American manufacturing. The report finds that manufacturing employment has grown by over 500,000 jobs in recent years,...
May 19, 2013 - 12:24pm
May 16, 2013
Klobuchar seeks action against spike in gas prices
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to take action to address the massive spike in gas prices across Minnesota. After the simultaneous closure of three oil refineries in the Midwest region gas prices have jumped 15 percent in less than a week,...
May 16, 2013 - 2:46pm
December 9, 2012
Legislation helps train professionals about child abuse
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Tim Walz and Betty McCollum recently introduced bipartisan legislation to help train child protection professionals to detect and prevent child abuse. The bill would create regional training centers - including the National...
December 9, 2012 - 11:00am
November 27, 2012
Bill cracks down on rise in metal theft
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on the growing problem of metal theft. Metal theft has jumped more than 80 percent in recent years, as thieves steal high-priced metal from critical infrastructure as well as businesses, homes, churches...
November 27, 2012 - 2:40pm